Home apple cider vinegar with honey & rosehip powder
- Vegan option* - Gluten-free - Lactose-free
Preparation time: 60 minutes - Difficulty: easy
- 1 kg ripe to overripe BIO apples
- 2 tablespoons honey or *sugar
- spring water
- wild rose hips or rose hip powder
You will also need:
- 1 large jar - or several - with a large opening
- cotton handkerchiefs or fine cloth
- rubber rings
- glass bottle
- some patience ;-)
Wash apples and cut them into small pieces. You can use anything from the fruit.
Put the apple pieces in your jar, add honey or sugar and fill up with spring water.
The sweeter your mixture, the more acidic your vinegar will be.
Stir everything with a clean kitchen spoon and cover the jar with the cloth.
From now on, let your vinegar stand and ferment for 8-10 days at room temperature (ideally 20-30 degrees). Stir the whole thing 2-3 times a day.
As soon as your mixture becomes more and more milky and no longer bubbles, you pour the apples over a fine sieve and fill the collected vinegar mixture back into the glass.
The alcohol is fermented into vinegar by the acetic acid bacteria. During this time, a vinegar mother may also form. You do not need to stir anymore.
Now your raw vinegar must continue to ferment for about 4-6 weeks before it is ready. After that you can fill it through a cloth or fine sieve into clean bottles.
Apple cider vinegar can help you with many internal applications.
To do this, add a dash of your apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water with 1 teaspoon of honey every morning.
Externally: you can also use apple cider vinegar as a facial tonic or hair rinse.
For this purpose, it is best to dilute it with water in a ratio of 1:10. The facial tonic cleanses and refreshes, for the hair it brings shine and smoothness.